Italian Grand Prix: Preview, Live Race, Result & Highlights

Italian Grand Prix

After the French Grand Prix, the American Grand Prix, the Spanish Grand Prix, and the Russian Grand Prix, the Italian Grand Prix (Italian: Gran Premio d’Italia) is the fifth oldest national Grand Prix, having been conducted since 1921. It was the most-attended Grand Prix in 2013. (the 2020 edition was the 90th).

Italian Grand Prix: Preview, Live Race, Result & Highlights

Italian Grand Prix

 Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
(2000–present)
Monza track map.svg
Race information
Number of times held 91
First held 1921
Most wins (drivers) Germany Michael Schumacher (5)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (5)
Most wins (constructors) Italy Ferrari (20)
Circuit length 5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Race length 306.720 km (190.596 mi)
Laps 53
Last race (2021)
Pole position
  • Netherlands Max Verstappen
  • Red Bull Racing-Honda
Podium
    • 1. Australia D. Ricciardo
    • McLaren-Mercedes
    • 1:21:54.365
    • 2. United Kingdom L. Norris
    • McLaren-Mercedes
    • +1.746
    • 3. Finland V. Bottas
    • Mercedes
    • +4.921

From 1925 to 1928, the Italian Grand Prix counted toward the World Manufacturers’ Championship, while from 1931 to 1932 and 1935 to 1938, it counted toward the European Championship.

Between 1923 and 1967, it was also known as the European Grand Prix seven times, when the title was an honorary title awarded to one Grand Prix event in Europe each year.

Italian Grand Prix: Preview

Italian Grand Prix

This weekend’s Italian Grand Prix is round 14 of the 2021 Formula One World Championship, and it will be held at the renowned Monza circuit once again (officially Autodromo Nazionale Monza).

The Italian Grand Prix has been staged at the track just outside of Milan since the initial F1 season in 1950, with the exception of 1980, when the race was hosted at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola.

The configuration of the track consists of a succession of straights and some tight chicanes, with drivers generally spending more than 75 percent of the 3.6-mile lap at full throttle, producing the season’s fastest average speed and reaching more over 200 mph in no less than four parts.

Italian Grand Prix: Live Race

Italian Grand Prix

On Sunday, Daniel Ricciardo won his first Formula One race as a McLaren driver in the Italian Grand Prix, with teammate Lando Norris finishing second after championship leader Max Verstappen and rival Lewis Hamilton collided and were forced to retire at Monza.

Ricciardo, who had not won a Formula One race since 2018, started second on the grid behind Verstappen, but passed the Dutch-Belgian on the first turn and held on to his lead to claim a long-awaited victory.

Italian Grand Prix: Result & Highlights

Italian Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo won the Formula One Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, taking advantage of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s stunning crash that eliminated both championship contenders.

In the British team’s first win since the 2012 Brazilian GP, Ricciardo was followed by Lando Norris, while Valtteri Bottas will finish third despite starting last owing to Sergio Perez’s five-second time penalty.

At the top of the drivers’ standings, Red Bull’s Verstappen leads seven-time world champion Hamilton by five points.

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